About Me

As a partner and head of our Employment team in Warsaw, I am an experienced employment law expert specialised in litigation, including civil and criminal cases involving corruption and trade secrets.

Since 2005, I have advised clients on the full spectrum of employment law cases, including complex restructuring processes involving M&A, employee transfers (ARD/TUPE) and collective redundancies.

I am passionate about compliance and help our clients in implementing codes of conduct, whistle-blowing polices and anti-corruption procedures. My practice also includes the development of client training in this field.

With extensive training and experience in IP, I support our clients in developing internal policies and strategies to protect trade secrets and combat unfair competition, including reviewing internal corporate documentation and technical measures, and drafting non-disclosure and non-compete agreements.

Over the years, I have represented domestic and international corporations in internal investigations relating to unfair practices at all levels of their organisations, covering domestic and international standards including the Polish Act on Combating Unfair Competition. As a consequence, I have supported our clients in planning and running proceedings against their employees or business partners, in civil, labour and criminal cases. I support our clients in difficult termination cases, including employee frauds and other misconduct.

Today, I am a consultant to the Polish Chamber of Commerce and an OLAF and IBA expert for negotiated settlements.
Education

Studied

  • Jagiellonian University, Postgraduate studies: Copyright and neighbouring rights, publishing and press law
  • University of Warsaw, Law and Administration

Admissions

  • Polish Bar Association
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Testimonials

'Karolina Stawicka has shown incredible capabilities of identifying the aspects that have not been taken into account and commitment to formulate the approach and tactics in the best interest of the client.'

Chambers Global 2022

'Karolina Stawicka effectively supervises all the team members making sure that lawyers are allocated to best fit to the nature of a given query. She is very responsive, proactive and business friendly. Great managerial skills.'

The Legal 500 EMEA 2022

'Karolina Stawicka enters the ranking following positive market feedback. A client describes her as 'knowledgeable, calm, and proactive, with a very practical and pragmatic approach.' She advises on employee transfers, internal investigations, and health and safety issues.'

Chambers Europe 2021

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